Leadership Webinars on Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

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A webinar series from Cornell faculty, focusing on leadership and work

As the world’s preeminent institution on work, employment and labor, the ILR School has partnered with the SC Johnson College of Business and eCornell to launch a webinar series to help leaders and teams during this time of uncertainty and change.

We’ve designed each webinar to address questions from our wide body of stakeholders and deliver relevant insight. You will have the opportunity to ask Cornell faculty questions directly affecting the world of work.

Upcoming webinars

COVID-19 and the Hospitality Industry

Monday, March 30, 2020, at 12 p.m. EDT | Hospitality industry-focused

Discusses some of the most critical HR priorities and operational implications of the current health crisis.

Panel: Robert Mellwig, Chief Culture Officer, sbe Entertainment Group, Leslie Ferrier, Vice President of Human Resources, Momofuku, and Nigel Beck, CEO and Founder, When Labs. Bruce Tracey, Professor of Management at The Cornell Hotel School, will serve as moderator.


Labor-Management Relations in the Midst of a Pandemic

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 12 p.m. EDT | Hospitality industry-focused

Leading practitioners and faculty experts discuss the myriad labor relations challenges brought on by this historic global challenge.

Panel: Harry Johnson, former NLRB member and current partner at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP; Paul Wagner, shareholder at Stokes Wagner ALC; and Harry Katz, the Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining and Director of the Scheinman Institute at the ILR School, Cornell. CIHLER Director David Sherwyn will serve as moderator.


Previous webinar recordings

Understanding and Complying With Employment Laws, Old and New

Recorded Friday, March 27, 2020 | Hospitality industry-focused

Receive clear, productive answers to the employment law challenges that have emerged.

Panel: Cornell Hotel School Dean Kate Walsh, Cornell Hotel School Professor David Sherwyn, Michelman & Robinson Managing Partner Dana Kravetz, Stokes Wagner Managing Shareholder Paul Wagner and Littler Shareholder Celeste Yeager.


Leading Remote Teams

Recorded Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Discusses how leaders can quickly rise to the challenge of leading remote teams and keeping them engaged and productive in these uncertain times.

Panel: ILR School Professor of Human Resource Studies Brad Bell, SC Johnson College of Business Professor of Management Elizabeth Mannix, ILR Executive Education Senior Extension Faculty Tony Byers, and ILR School Associate Professor and Chair of HR Studies Diane Burton as moderator.


Leadership Through Communication

Recorded Friday, March 20, 2020
Three of Cornell’s most prominent faculty share their crisis communication expertise so that we can do our best to serve our stakeholders, preserve our goals, and safeguard our community’s current and future health.

Panel: Dyson School Dean Lynn Wooten, CALS Professor and Cornell Vice Provost Katherine McComas, and Johnson School of Management Senior Lecturer Theomary Karamanis. Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Deputy Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs Andrew Karolyi as moderator.